ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Hungarian Desserts - Chocolate Covered Cream Puffs (Indianers or Moor's Heads)

Updated on October 20, 2012

Indianers or Moor's Heads

Chocolate Covered Cream Puff
Chocolate Covered Cream Puff
Hungarian Food
Hungarian Food
Cream Puff
Cream Puff
Swan Shaped Cream Puffs
Swan Shaped Cream Puffs
Mixing Choux Pastry
Mixing Choux Pastry
Making Beignets
Making Beignets

Chocolate Covered Cream Puffs

Cast your vote for Indianers

=====================

Hungarian Chocolate Covered Cream Puffs (Indianers or Moor’s Heads)

=====================

The French may have invented puff pastry (choux pastry or profiteroles), but it was a Hungarian who first filled them with whipped cream and covered them with chocolate.

--------------------------------

Antoine Careme, known as the "King of Chefs and the Chef of Kings" is credited with modifying prior recipes for choux dough into the current, modern day version, but a Hungarian, Count Ferdinand Palffy, first filled them with whipped cream.

--------------------------------

According to "George Lang’s Cuisine of Hungary", Count Palffy was living in Vienna in 1813 producing a play at the Theater an der Wein, which he owned. The play was so bad that he hired an East Indian magician and juggler to spice up the show.

------------------------------

When that didn’t work, he had his pastry chef make a unique dessert to be handed out during the intermission and whipped cream filled, chocolate covered choux pastry was born. They soon became known as an Indianers or Moor’s Heads because they resembled the turbans worn by some East Indians.

------------------------------

The recipe for the dough is similar to that of the French perfiteroles, made with eggs, butter and flour. The filling consists of whipped cream with sugar and vanilla and the topping is chocolate of course. Their size can vary, but in Hungary, they are made in special forms similar to muffin pans with openings about three inches in diameter.

=====================

Difficulty:

Moderate

Servings:

12

Preparation Time:

60 Minutes

Cooking Time:

20 Minutes at 350 F

=====================

Batter Ingredients:

1 Cup of Water

4 Oz. of Unsalted Butter

1 Cup of All-purpose Flour

1/8 Teaspoon Salt

4 Large Eggs

====================

Filling Ingredients:

1 Cup of Heavy Cream

3 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar

½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

====================

Chocolate Glaze:

4 Oz. of Good Quality Sweet Chocolate

1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter

=====================
Instructions:

  1. Combine the water, butter and salt in a medium saucepan and bring them to a boil.
  2. When the butter is completely melted, remove the pan from the heat and add all of the flour using a wooden spoon.
  3. Return the pan to low heat for 2-3 minutes until the dough cleans the sides of the pan and forms a ball.
  4. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, while mixing until you get a smooth, glossy batter that clings to the spoon.
  5. Spray two-six hole muffin tins with vegetable spray.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop or a small ladle, fill all of the compartments.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for about 20 minutes until they are puffy and golden brown on the top and bottom.
  8. While the puffs are completely cooling, melt ¼ pound of chocolate over water in a double boiler, remove from the heat and stir in 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter.
  9. In a chilled bowl, whip the cream until stiff and then mix in the sugar and the vanilla.
  10. Cut the puffs in half crosswise. Dip the top halves in chocolate and place them in the refrigerator to harden.
  11. Hollow out the unglazed halves and fill them with the whipped cream mixture.
  12. Re-combine the two halves and serve at once. They do not keep well.

=========================================

How to Make Choux Pastry

How to Make Cream Puffs

Vienna, Austria Collage

Vienna , Austria
Vienna , Austria

Vienna, Austria where a Hungarian chef invented the chocolate covered cream puff.

A
Vienna, Austria:
Vienna, Austria

get directions

B
Budapest, Hungary:
Budapest, Hungary

get directions

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • livingpah2004 profile image

      Milli 

      6 years ago from USA

      Awesome recipe. Will try making it. Voted up!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)